Filling in the time between games, a Costa Rican who travelled to Brazil to follow up close the La Sele in the World Cup, was arrested Wednesday for the sexual exploitation of a minor. The incident occurred in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte.
The Brazilian news, G1 of the Globo Network, reported that the 56 year old Costa Rican, identified by his last name, Ulate, purchased the sexual services of a 16 year boy. Arrested also was a woman Ulate had met in a bar and had arranged for the sexual encounter with young transvestite.
According to the police report, Ulate met the woman in a bar in Ponta Negra and decided to contract the services of the boy he liked that was waiting in a hotel room.
Ulate denied the buying or having sex with the boy, telling police he was drunk and during the discussion he had threatened the woman with calling the police, and that is when the boy stole his money, cell phone and passport.
The Costa Rica was arrested when he went to the police station of the tourist police to report the robbery: an iPhone, US$1.000 in cash and his passport. At this time the police were dealing with a simple robbery.
On investigating, the Policia Civil, found the cash, the cell phone and the passport inside the apartment of the woman, identified as 32 year old Monica Lopez and uncovered their case of sexual exploitation of a minor. Police were able to locate and identify the teenager with the stolen material. The youngster confirmed sexual intercourse and theft, alleging that the tourist (Ulate) had refused to pay.
Ulate claims he did not know the woman was a call girl and the victim was a minor. “When we were going to make the assessment of the victim for theft we discovered he was underage and then arrested the foreginer and the woman,” said police spokesperson Karla Viviane.
The Tico and the woman were immediately arrested.
If convicted, Ulate and Lopes face from four to ten years prison. In Brazil, the crime is considered heinous authorities do not grant the benefit of bail for such offences.
Costa Rica immgration confirmed that Ulate is resident of Guanacaste and left Costa Rica on June 12 bound for Brazil.